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NHS Choices Launches Tool to Assess Drinking Behaviour
Date:2/19/2008

LONDON, February 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Choices (http://www.nhs.uk), the digital 'front door' to the NHS, launches a new interactive tool aimed to help people assess their drinking behaviour and improve their understanding of safe limits for sensible drinking.

Based on NHS accredited information, the drinking assessment tool (http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Alcoholcalculator.aspx?Tag=) enables users to find out in seconds whether they are drinking too much, and provides them with clinically approved guidance on cutting down or seeking advice if they are concerned about their behaviour. This interactive tool is the latest addition to the NHS Choices' extensive tool library.

"This interactive tool has been created with users in mind and is a valuable addition to the health resources being made available to the public by the NHS Choices", said a spokesman. "It puts patients in the driving seat by giving them exactly the sort of reliable and dependable information they need to take control of their health at the click of a mouse."

Notes for Editors:

NHS Choices (http://www.nhs.uk) is the digital information service of the NHS that gives ordinary people the tools to make better, more informed choices about their treatments, health and wellbeing. It includes more than 80,000 pages of content, including video, interactive tools, a daily news service and lifestyle features. Users can also check and compare hospital and doctors' profiles and performance on-line.

For further information, please contact NHS Choices on: +44-207-972-1812


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